What is a personal catastrophe? I would define a personal catastrophe as any unforeseen situation that causes extreme hardship to a person, family or group of people. These catastrophes may include, but are not limited to, a job loss, serious illness, a fire or flood at your residence, major home repair, a burglary or car crash.
On a regional level, these may include a power outage, boil order issued through a town or municipality, kidnapping, school shooting or the 2018 flu that moved through my area and affected nearly everyone.
In the preparedness community, many people focus on large scale regional, national or global events. Things like earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, electromagnetic pulse, economic crash, coronal mass ejections, war, nuclear war, marshall law, pandemics, zombies or whatever! Working through those scenarios are important, entertaining to some and certainly possible.
Large scale catastrophe’s are not very probable, by comparison, to a personal catastrophe. Bad things happen to people everyday. Some worse than others, but to those people I am sure they would consider them catastrophes.
I am going to let you in on a secret… Are you ready?
Catastrophes are only catastrophes if you are not prepared. Murphy’s Law is alive an well in the world, but when we identify potential catastrophes and plan accordingly we take a little power away from Mr. Murphy. Recovery becomes easier and the impacts are lessened, if we have a plan.
So, my portion of the website is based on decades of experience helping business owners start or run existing businesses efficiently and more profitably. Ideally, I want to help the preparedness community enhance their existing businesses or start a new one to help generate extra income to implement personal catastrophe planning faster.
One of the largest obstacles to realizing preparedness goals is a lack of time and a lack of money. If you feel the same you are not alone. It starts with setting preparedness related goals, budgeting and working S.M.A.R.T towards those goals until they are achieved.
In my blog posts and podcast I will share specific nuts and bolts ideas, strategies and examples of ways to save money through budgeting and being smart with your money first of all. Then how to run a business to increase income with as little time/monetary investment as possible. And finally, ideas to overcome personal catastrophes using that extra income and time efficiently.
If you have any specific questions or concerns, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I may choose your circumstance as a case study on one of our episodes. (Of course identities will be protected) Thanks for visiting.
Remember, a full set of skills beats a full set of tools any day.